A fully accessible space perfect for performances, conferences, film screenings, presentations and school events.

Venue Information

The stage is a traditional proscenium arch design. Full stage depth is 10m. The stage wall to wall measurement is 13m. The proscenium arch height is 5m with an overall opening width of 9.5m. The stage is approximately 60cm above the auditorium floor level.

The stage can accommodate an orchestra or choir some 150 strong, and is fitted with motorised House Tabs, 3 sets of black hand-line tabs, full soft black masking (rigged normally as a traditional black box) and a white rear wall. Other facilities include a hemp flying system on a new wire mesh grid, a number of powered lighting/track bars and a roll down cinema screen. Flying (up to 8.5m max) is possible in this venue.

A first floor venue with loading access off the front access road via a new stage lift. Access to the lighting rig is via lighting bridges (FOH) and a MEWP (on stage). MEWP operators are expected to have valid IPAF certification.

The Theatre can seat up to 400 people, the main seating is raked reserved seating only. Sections of the seating can be removed to house mixing positions.

The Atkinson – Technical Information Pack

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See how a production looks in our time lapse video of a recent production of Othello by Icarus Theatre.

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